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Your One-Word Mantra to Keep in Mind, Based on Your Zodiac Sign By KIKI O’KEEFFE

Every sign in the zodiac has a little something to learn. We’ve given each a one-word mantra to help them grow where they need to most.

Aries: “Slow”
As the fastest sign in the zodiac, Aries need to remind themselves that patience is a virtue.

Taurus: “Give”
Tauruses are blessed with expensive taste, which they can parlay into giving back to those around them.

Gemini: “Quiet”
Peace and quiet don’t come naturally to the zodiac’s motormouth twins, so it’s something they really have to practice and embrace.

Cancer: “Open”
Self-protective Cancers are great at building a fortress to keep out intruders, but they need to occasionally lower a drawbridge to let in friends.

Leo: “You”
You have to love yourself to love others, and Leos are especially strong on the first part. Try to think of the person sitting across from you at dinner.

Virgo: “Gravity”
Virgos are such perfectionists, it can be hard for them to tolerate the chaos of life—but that’s essentially what life is. Accept its nature, and you can hone it.

Libra: “Decide”
Libras can see the good in all sides of an argument, but they can only move forward once they make a choice. Eeny meeny…

Scorpio: “Release”
No one holds onto a grudge longer than a Scorpio, and sometimes, you have to free yourself from the weight of your own baggage.

Sagittarius: “Sugar”
The Sagittarius is wise and honest, but they must pair their insights with tact to be truly effective in all of their relationships.

Capricorn: “Play”
All work and no play is never a sustainable business strategy, even for the industrious Capricorn.

Aquarius: “Humble”
While Aquariuses are incredibly brilliant, it can come with an edge that must be tempered with humility.

Pisces: “Solid”
Empathetic Pisces can easily take on the priorities of those around them and must remember to hold firm to whatever is truly important to them.

Kiki O’Keeffe is an astrology writer in Brooklyn. You can sign up for her newsletter, I don’t believe in astrology, or follow her Twitter @alexkiki.

Saint Patrick’s Day

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Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (IrishLá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland[4]), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,[3] and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.[5] Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, cèilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.[6] Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services[5][7] and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.[5][6][8][9]

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland,[10] Northern Ireland,[11] the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (for provincial government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in the United KingdomCanadaUnited StatesBrazilArgentinaAustralia and New Zealand. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival.[12] Modern celebrations have been greatly influenced by those of the Irish diaspora, particularly those that developed in North America. In recent years[when?], there has been criticism of Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations for having become too commercialized and for fostering negative stereotypes of the Irish people.

♓️Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

 

Gratitude Can Transform Your Life

Gratitude Can Transform Your Life

Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.

Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?

from The Secret Daily Teachings

Rhonda Byrne

3 Powerful Tools To Raise Your Emotional Frequency For Protection By Rebecca L. Edwards

The 3 Powerful Tools

• Cleanse – It is very important to cleanse our energy when intuitively prompted to do so. I do this by taking a moment to close my eyes and use my mind’s eye to create an environment of peace. I then ask my higher self to identify what energy is NOT mine and cleanse my emotional epicenter.

I then say, “I now cleanse my whole self of all energy that is not in alignment with my highest vibrations and frequencies. Divine source please cleanse all negative, low vibration emotions and release all energy that is NOT mine.” End with a cleansing breath of gratitude and say, “Thank You’”!

• Clear – Being clear on what emotional frequency I desire to resonate at will enhance my ability to “quantum jump” to the emotional state that I desire to be at.  I’ve learned that I must make a conscious effort to clear my emotional space and energy field when necessary.

To do this I use this clearing statement, “Spirit guides, guardian angles and Divine power, please clear all negative energy that is not incarnate to my whole, healthy being. I ask for all negative energy to be cleared from my mind, body, soul, space, aura, cells and chakras for my best and highest good.” As always, I take a deep breath and say, “Thank You”!

• Transmute – After I cleanse and clear, I find it most helpful to transmute all residual negative energy because if I still feel any emotional disturbances, I may pass them along to my loved ones, family, friends or unsuspecting innocent passersby without realizing what is happening.

As a lightworker, I desire to help others be their best so I must first address my spiritual maintenance and fine-tune all the working parts that make me who I am as a being of light. I then say, “I now call back all of my positive energy so that I may have unknowingly given away or had taken from me. I call back all energy that supports my desire to be kind, loving, and receptive to all positive vibrations and healing frequencies. I honor the divine in me.” As always end with a deep breath and say, “Thank you!”

The Most Powerful Tool is LOVE

The most powerful thing about spiritual tools is that you can mold them to fit your own personality by using supporting statements of self-healing that honor your highest self. You can adopt a variety of tools to fit into your own repertoire of healing and spiritual practice. If all healing is done in genuine love, then no healing will be done the wrong way. Love is the purest form of self-care whether it is directed towards ourselves or for helping others in healing their own emotional frequencies for the most powerful, long-lasting life transformations.

Which is it? How did Valentine’s Day start?

The ancient Romans may also be responsible for the name of our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day.

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

Learned by being single

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What I’ve learned from being single

  1. I have a lot of courage. I am not afraid to go through life, pursuing my dreams, and going off the beaten path by myself. I’m not afraid of breaking through the norms of society when they hold me back from being authentic. And I don’t sit around, putting my life on hold, until that special someone shows up. I don’t let fear hold me back from experiencing as much as I can of life; which is why I’ve walked away from my job, walked away from the traditional idea of “home”, traveled, and move to another state, where I knew no one.
  2. I am fiercely independent. This might be a little bit of a negative when it comes to being in a relationship, but I know that I can hold my own regardless of what life throws my way.
  3. Listening to my heart, instead of my mind, is the best way to navigate life. My heart never steers me wrong. My mind, however, can fill me up with fear that holds me back.
  4. I live life at peace with who I am. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with my heart and soul and see that at my core I am love. I am complete and perfect in my imperfections. While I do continue to evolve and grow, I don’t feel the need to hide any aspects of me or use someone else as a crutch to make me feel better about myself, or need anyone’s approval or acceptance.
  5. I am an interesting person. I have experienced many different things, peoples and cultures in the world. I have worked in a variety of businesses. I have overcome my personal hardships and losses in my life. All of these things make me “me” and “me” is awesome!
  6. Even when I am alone, I am rarely lonely. Because I am at peace with myself, I’m not afraid to be alone, and actually enjoy it and definitely need it. While I do have more than enough time to include others in my life and want to for sure, I also cherish my “alone” time which I need to recharge.

Someday I will have someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day with. For now, I am immensely thankful and grateful for the life that I have and for who I am. I think I’ll celebrate by loving myself and having a “date” with me, myself and I! (Best company ever)

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

Curious how & why my name comes up?

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I find it interesting and I am curious how and why my name seems to come up often, when my friends or acquaintances meet.

How do I know you might ask, well I know this, because they tell me. It gives new meaning to “It’s a small world”! I had one acquaintance meet someone I had dated, back in his hometown of Turkey!

Why do people think of me, when asking others who they might know. It’s a hmmm, and scratch my head moment.

I happens often enough for me to wonder and question it. I don’t have an answer, only lots of curiosity.

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

First Book club meeting

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We had our first book club meeting, we decided to meet at a restaurant for Happy hour to discuss our progress on the book.

Of course, I was the first to arrive, the nice thing is most of them were on time, except one, in total six of us showed up, all women.

I was pleasantly surprised to hear I wasn’t the only one who didn’t like the book. I was honest and let them know I was not going to be wasting my time reading the remainder of the book. Time is to precious to waste on something I don’t enjoy.

While all the ladies are great, they are not “my” crowd perhaps just the one who I sat next to, the others are much younger and seem to have very different likes, needs, etc. Not a match, as they say.

Next meeting is scheduled in three weeks, not sure if I will continue to attend the meetings, I will play it by ear for now.

Trying to find my niche is a challenge, especially since I am not 100% on what that is, or what I want it to be.

♓️Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

It’s like waiting for a bus

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It was a Saturday morning, I was sure to check the bus schedule, before I left home so that I could time it perfectly. I was there with minutes to spare. I waited and waited and waited! I kept on checking the app to check it’s ETA, before I knew it, the bus I was waiting for had vanished into thin air, the next one wouldn’t be arriving for another 20 minutes. WT*?!

I was not happy as you can imagine, there I was sitting on a cold steel bench in 40 degree weather, especially since I was there for at least 15 minutes before that.

Later on, while I sat watching TV, it came to my mind, and I thought to myself, that waiting today for that bus, checking the schedule, being on time to catch it, only for it not to arrive as scheduled, reminded me of my current love life, or lack there of.

I have done the painful work, I have been alone to make sure I was ready, and now I wait, I wait and wait and wait for my love, my person. I know he is coming but where is he?? I know I didn’t miss him, is he just behind schedule? That can’t be since everything happens when it is supposed to.

Even though I know this, it is still frustrating and lonely at times, while I wait for divine timing, I remind myself to be patient!!!

♓️Thankful, Grateful & Blessed!